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Delta Gamma Center: Parent and Child Infant/Toddler Classes. Anne Osberger Stephanie Hayes. Theoretical Basis. Social Cognitive Theory Parents share subjective perceptions Learning occurs through observation and personal experience

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theoretical basis
Theoretical Basis
  • Social Cognitive Theory
    • Parents share subjective perceptions
    • Learning occurs through observation and personal experience
    • Parents and teachers educate children through modeling techniques

Bandura, A. Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory

program objectives
Program Objectives
  • “To help young children with visual impairments reach their potential by providing individualized education and therapy services.”
        • Delta Gamma Center mission statement
  • Interpretation of Objectives
    • Provide opportunity for parents to express concerns in supportive environment
    • Provide parents with resources and strategies for interacting with their child
course design
Course Design
  • Infant Class
    • Two hour sessions held twice monthly
    • Ongoing until age two
  • Toddler Class
    • Two hour session held once per month
    • Ongoing until age three
  • Parent Support Group
    • Last 30 minutes of each session
content activities strategies child
Content, Activities, Strategies: Child
  • Teach child to use available vision and other senses to explore
  • Focus on sensory, speech, motor, and feeding
  • Class follows a predictable routine for the comfort of child
  • Teacher plans songs, games and activity stations
content activities strategies parent
Content, Activities, Strategies: Parent
  • During class
    • Parent learns strategies for engaging child in activities
  • During support group
    • Parents direct the curriculum
    • Facilitator guides open forum discussion
    • Parents learn and receive social support from one another
    • New families can request a mentor family
program evaluations
Program Evaluations
  • Annual Parent Survey
    • Assess satisfaction of services
  • Parent Advisory Committee
    • Give suggestions on ways to improve service
  • Individualized Family Service Plan
    • Examining pre and post scores to evaluate change in children
ot role
OT Role
  • Provides therapy during class
    • Works with parents and children to improve function: positioning, socialization, feeding, etc.
  • Possible new roles
    • Facilitate parent support group
    • Improve communication and education of families
    • Provide resources to families and community
contact information
Contact Information
  • Delta Gamma Center
    • 5030 McRee, St Louis, MO 63110
    • 314-776-1300
  • Debbie Naucke, Executive Director: [email protected]
  • Melanie Schauffert, Occupational Therapist